Author: Mike Bennie
Review Date: December 24 2017
Daosa Blanc de Blancs 2012
Piccadilly in Adelaide Hills is familiar turf for the sparkling wines of Australia, and, here Terre a Terre have taken a slow and considered approach to theirs from this place. Some oak maturation lends complexity, as does the 60-plus months on lees. There ya go.
Attractive, richer scents of honey on buttered toast, lemon curd, a whiff of Parisian almonds. The palate is soft but still holds the same sense of richness of the bouquet, but there’s a crisp, green apple freshness underlying. It’s quite understated, but really attractive in that way. The finish is a clincher, alive with tickly, mineral-like feel and a light chalky pucker. Classy stuff.
Alcohol: 12.4% v/v